The Somerset village will be left with no banks for its residents to use if plans to close the chains there go ahead.Read the full story ›
The organisers of Glastonbury Festival are due in court today over their handling of human sewage.Read the full story ›
Police have thanked a young man who sprang into action and performed a life-saving rescue after seeing a car upside-down in a river.Read the full story ›
With about 170,000 people at Worthy Farm in Somerset at the height of the five-day festival in June last year, Glastonbury is recognised as one of the biggest music gatherings in the world.
It may be the country’s biggest festival, but most of Glastonbury's record-breaking revenues last year were absorbed by sizeable charitable donations and upkeep costs.
Pre-tax profits fell from £764,000 in 2013 to just £86,000 last year, new accounts show.
Despite a £25.9 million gross-tax profit, the proceeds were almost all used to cover administrative costs and to honour a commitment to donate a sizeable slice of the proceeds to charity.
Voting has now closed in the competition to find England's favourite tree, which includes Glastonbury's Holy Thorn as one of the finalists.
According to legend, Joseph of Arimathea, the uncle of Jesus, dug his staff into the ground where it took root. The hawthorn is said to be a descendent of the original tree. Already knew that? Here are 10 things you might not know about the famous flowerer.
It was nominated by a public vote in The Woodland Trust's Tree of the Year contest.
Glastonbury Abbey's famous Holy Thorn has been shortlisted in the Tree of the Year contest.Read the full story ›
Tickets for next year's Glastonbury Festival have sold out in just 32 minutes.
Emily Eavis took to twitter to congratulate those lucky enough to get a ticket:
Tickets have now sold out.Thank you to everyone for your incredible support and sorry to those who missed out. Bring on Glastonbury 2016!
It meant cause for celebration for some...
Glastonbury and double sausage and egg my kinda Sunday!!!!!??
Can't think of a better way to start a day then to get a Glastonbury ticket ?
...and disappointment for others:
@emilyeavis Missed out for 3rd year running :( Most annoying thing is will now watch a load of ungrateful peeps whinge about the line up...
Oh, yet again I'll have to wait for the #Glastonbury resale. It's such a popular festival now surely it'd be better to ballot the tickets??
??gutted, couldn't get Glastonbury tkts this time.
The Glastonbury Holy Thorn is one of ten trees shortlisted to be England's tree of the year.
In an annual ceremony the holy thorn is cut from the tree at Glastonbury Abbey and given to the Queen.
The public will vote on the final ten - which the Woodland Trust has whittled down from 200 nominations.
To see all the shortlists and vote for your favourite tree click here.
Crowds gathered at Glastonbury Tor last night to catch a glimpse of the first "blue moon" since 2012 - and the last until 2018.
The name "blue moon" refers to the second of two full moons appearing in the same calendar month.
It is more important for astrologers than astronomers, marking a time of upset, change and possibilities.
Despite the name, blue moons are usually silvery grey, like any other.
Blue moons are not as rare as myths may say. The last one occurred on August 31, 2012, and the next will be seen on January 31, 2018.
Did you take any great pictures of the blue moon? Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Devon and Somerset Police have shared a new picture on their Twitter account of a fire which broke out at a scrapyard in Glastonbury yesterday,
Firefighters believe the cause was accidental at the yard on Thomas Way Industrial Estate at about 7 o'clock last night, 21 July.